Biology: What is it?
Modelling life. Biology is the science of life. Mathematical biology
transforms the processes of living systems into model systems of
equations. Mathematical analysis of these models helps us to
understand the roles and interactions of different components of the
system. These relationships are often complex and surprising! We can
also use models to make predictions and conduct experiments.
Mathematical biology spans all areas of the life sciences, from
molecular biochemistry to ecology. In Bath our expertise is in
population dynamics, including human and wildlife epidemiology, ecology
Centre for Mathematical Biology
The Centre was set up in 1994 to facilitate interdisciplinary
collaboration between mathematicians, biologists and other
scientists at the University of Bath. Its membership
includes about twenty academic staff, their postdoctoral
researchers and postgraduate students.
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We run three units for Univeristy of Bath maths undergraduates:
Mathematical Biology 1 and 2 and Advanced Mathematical Biology. We run two units for University of
Bath biology undergraduates: Modelling the Dynamics of Life 1 and 2. We
are also happy to supervise maths undergraduate
There is a vibrant mathematical biology PhD research
community in the CMB.
We supervise projects in a range of topics from epidemiology, ecology,
evolution and pharmacokinetics. PhD
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